Board of Directors
Keith Krach (Chair)
Chairman & CEO, DocuSign
Keith has a long history of technology leadership, starting with being GM's youngest-ever vice president at the age of 26 after earning his B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and MBA from Harvard University. After 10 years with GM, Keith joined the founding team of Rasna Corporation. Keith helped lead Rasna to be recognized as #3 on the Inc. 100 list of Fastest-Growing Companies. The company was sold in 1995 to Parametric Technologies for $500 million.
Keith co-founded Ariba in 1996, serving as CEO and chairman of the board for seven years. Keith took Ariba public, achieving a market capitalization of $34 billion. Ernst & Young named Keith the 2000 National Entrepreneur of the Year, the same year in which he was honored at the World Economic Forum with the Technology Pioneer Award.
Following Ariba, Keith founded 3Points, an investment holdings firm, where he was CEO. He has served as an executive and a member of the board of directors for numerous companies. Keith is currently the chairman of the board of Angie's List and chairman of the board of trustees at Purdue University.
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Mary Meeker is partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and joined the firm in January 2011. She focuses on investments in the firm’s digital practice and helps lead KPCB’s Digital Growth Fund, targeting high-growth Internet companies that have achieved rapid adoption and scale. Mary serves on the board of Square and is actively involved in KPCB’s investments in Twitter, Groupon, Legalzoom, Waze, 360buy.com, Spotify, Jawbone, One King's Lane and Trendyol.
From 1991 to 2010 worked at Morgan Stanley and served as managing director and research analyst. Since beginning her career as a securities analyst in 1986, Mary has focused on discovering and understanding emerging technology trends, building relationships with visionary entrepreneurs and supporting category-defining companies during their critical phases of market adoption and growth.
A prolific writer, Mary is the co-author of the industry-defining books The Internet Report (1995) and The Internet Advertising Report (1996). She is also the co-author of The Internet Retailing Report (1997), The Online Classified Advertising Report: It’s About Search/Find/Obtain (SFO) (2002), The China Internet Report (2004), The Mobile Internet Report (2009), and The Technology IPO Yearbooks. Beyond technology, Mary (and Liang Wu) created USA, Inc. (2011), an award winning, non-partisan report / video that looks at the U.S. government (and its financials) from a business perspective. Mary’s reports (including her annual Internet Trends presentations) are widely read around the world.
While at Morgan Stanley, Mary covered companies that created more than 200,000 jobs over the past two decades while the companies increased their collective market value by more than US$900 billion, as of February 2011. These companies include Activision, Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon.com, Apple, Dell, eBay, Electronic Arts, Google, Intuit, Microsoft, priceline.com and Yahoo!. Mary is credited with having a deep understanding of what makes businesses succeed and fail.
Mary graduated from DePauw University with B.A. degree. She also received an M.B.A. from Cornell University and an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from DePauw.
General Partner, Frazier Technology Ventures
Scott Darling is a general partner at Frazier Technology Ventures, serving on the boards of DocuSign and Socrata. Scott has more than 25 years of experience as a technology executive. Most recently, Scott spent 7 years with Intel Capital where he was vice president and managing director. During this tenure at Intel Capital he managed the teams responsible for the Digital Home and Enterprise investment sectors in support of the business units representing more than two thirds of Intel's revenue. During Scott's years at Intel and prior to joining Intel Capital in 2000, he was the general manager for several business units including the Internet Media Services Division and the Personal Conferencing Division, as well as the marketing director for the OEM Computer Systems Division.
Before Intel, Scott worked in product marketing at Apple Computer and at two early PC industry startups: VisiCorp and Osborne Computer Systems. Scott received his MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 1988. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1981, where he studied economics and computer science.
Partner, Ignition Partners
Jonathan Roberts is a founder and partner of Ignition. He invests in business application and services companies and represents Ignition as director on the boards of DocuSign, AVST, HyperQuality, Spoken Communications and Earth Class Mail. Prior to Ignition, Jonathan spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as general manager of the Windows CE Intelligent Appliance Division, where he was responsible for developing new WinCE products, product marketing, business development and long-term planning for the Windows CE platform, as well as the retargeting of the Microsoft's PocketPC effort.
Jonathan led the marketing and business efforts for Windows 3.1, 3.11, Windows NT 3.51, NT 4.0, BackOffice 1.0, Windows 98 and NT 4.0 on the Desktop, and finally all of Windows CE including embedded, Pocket PC, Auto, Phones, Set-top, Games, etc.
Jonathan received his BA in history from the University of Washington where he was also student body president.
Managing Director, Sigma+Partners
With more than 20 years' experience on leadership teams of successful, high-growth information technology companies, Pete Solvik applies his background and perspective to helping entrepreneurs form and build successful businesses. He joined Sigma in 2002 where he invests across the entire spectrum of information technology products and services.
Pete joined Sigma following a very successful 10-year career at Cisco Systems as senior vice president and CIO, and founder of the Internet Business Solutions Group. During his tenure from 1992-2002, Cisco achieved wide recognition for early and aggressive use of the Internet, e-commerce and information technology. During Pete's time at Cisco, the company experienced explosive success, growing from $200 million to more than $20 billion in annual sales run rate. Prior to Cisco, he spent 11 years at Apple Computer where he held a number of senior IT management roles supporting the rapid growth and global expansion of the firm and oversaw the Apple Online Services Group.
Pete has been named four times to the CIO 100 by CIO Magazine, selected as one of "The 25 Most Powerful Executives in Networking" by Network World and featured in four Harvard Business School case studies on the successful use of information technology in the enterprise. He has often been quoted in articles on IT and eBusiness in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Economist, the New York Times, Information Week, CIO Magazine and many other publications and books. Pete has been a keynote speaker at more than 50 industry conferences on information technology and eBusiness.
Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
Rory O’Driscoll is a founding member of Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP) and has been an active investor at ScaleVP or its predecessor funds since 1993. His primary focus is on software companies benefiting from the move to software-as-a-service and the wider transition of enterprise computing to the cloud. He currently sits on the boards of Arena Solutions, Axcient, Box, Boundary, DocuSign, ExactTarget (ET), Hubspan, Livescribe, Lumension Security, and Vantage Media.
Prior investments include Omniture (IPO:OMTR; Acq: ADBE), Net Genesis (IPO: NTGX; Acq: SPSS), ScanSafe (Acq: Cisco), Frontbridge (Acq: MSFT), Zone Labs (Acq: CHKP), Placeware (Acq: MSFT), OuterBay (Acq: HP) among others.
Rory was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012 and was also named one of the “power players” of venture capital by AlwaysOn in 2011 and 2012. Prior to ScaleVP, he was the CEO of a manufacturing company in the UK. Rory holds a BSc from the London School of Economics.
Pat G. Kaplan
Owner, Kaplan Real Estate Group
Pat G. Kaplan is a real estate leader who has been active in the industry for more than 30 years. She currently owns the Kaplan Real Estate Group, a Portland, Ore., real estate brokerage firm that also offers education and consulting services. She is an active board member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the Oregon Association of REALTORS® and the International Real Property Foundation.
Pat served as treasurer of the National Association of REALTORS® and chaired the financing group for NAR's award-winning building in Washington, D.C. Pat was a founding board member and chair of the REALTORS® Relief Foundation, which raised and distributed more than $11 million for the victims of the 9-11 tragedy.
Recently Pat completed service on the board for the Oregon Real Estate Forms Corporation. She is an active partner in Portland's Social Venture Partners.
Prior to launching Kaplan Real Estate Group, Pat led Windermere/Cronin & Caplan Realty Group and its more than 450 agents as designated broker. She also served as Windermere Oregon's education director. Before she joined Windermere, Pat was designated broker for Stan Wiley Realtors, earning awards for company growth and agent productivity. Pat has been honored with many awards for her business accomplishments and humanitarian efforts. She earned her degree at California State University.
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, DocuSign
Tom Gonser is the founder of DocuSign and leads the company's overall strategy. A well-regarded thought leader, Tom is considered by many to be the father of electronic signatures. Prior to starting DocuSign, Tom was founder and CEO of NetUPDATE, a leading online transaction management system that handled millions of mortgage transactions yearly. NetUPDATE was recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest's 'Hot Companies' in 2001.
Prior to NetUPDATE, Tom served as senior vice president of business development at Point.com, where he led large-scale portal relationships and developed strategic partnerships, growing web traffic from a few thousand unique visits per month to more than 700,000.
Prior to working with startup companies, Tom held senior management positions at AT&T Wireless Services and McCaw Cellular Wireless Data Division. He also spent six years with Apple Computer in business development. Tom earned a BA in Economics with an emphasis in Business Systems Analysis and Design from the University of Washington.